About us

With many years of experience, local knowledge, and a commitment to providing excellent customer service, Santa Rosa Business & Commercial is the best choice to buy or sell any business in the North Bay Area. Visit our individual broker and agent profiles below. Each of us welcomes the opportunity to talk to you about buying or selling your business. Whether you are familiar with the business sale and acquisition process or not, we will gladly assist and acquaint you with gathering all the information you need. Please stop by our office, call or email us today!

Jeff Sacher, Owner and Broker

Jeff Sacher is the owner and managing broker at Santa Rosa Business & Commercial. He is a leader in business brokering in the North Bay. Since beginning his real estate career in 1999 at Santa Rosa Realty, he has assisted buyers and sellers in over 250 business sales and acquisitions. Jeff also assists investors and property owners in the sales and leasing of commercial properties and the selling and purchasing of residential properties. As a consultant, Jeff provides other services for his clients such as business evaluations for companies, banks, attorneys, etc. He has appeared in court proceedings as a expert witness. As an expeditor with the local Santa Rosa Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC), he is able to offer fast and effective ABC licensing services for his clients. Jeff can be reached on his cell phone at 707-888-4972 or by email at jeff@jsacher.com. BRE license #01253061.

Bob Oshetsky, Broker Associate

Bob Oshetsky is licensed as a Real Estate Broker, specializing in helping clients buy and sell businesses. Bob is experienced in selling a wide range of business types, including but not limited to auto repair shops, restaurants and bars, service businesses, retail, distribution businesses, and internet businesses. Bob has a degree in Economics from Stanford University, extensive business experience, and is comfortable and capable in analyzing financial documents of all kinds. Bob is committed to providing excellent service to his clients, whether buyers or sellers, with a goal of finding the right match to create a winning situation in which all parties to the transaction are happy with the end result. Bob can be reached on his cell phone at 707-327-9400 or by email boboshetsky@gmail.com. BRE license #01432707.

David Bannister, Agent

David is an experienced business broker with over ten years of helping his clients achieve their goals and dreams. David’s professional experiences are many including being a small business owner, a non-profit Executive Director and a management consultant. His background and business education (MBA), in addition to his negotiating skills combine to make him highly effective in assisting his clients. David works with buyers and sellers as well as providing consulting services such as business valuations. David can be reached at (707)888-9411 or by email at davidban@sonic.net. BRE license #01248837.

Lisa Hemenway, Agent

Over the past 30 years, Lisa has been a licensed real estate agent, owned restaurants & bakeries, designed kitchens and worked as an executive chef in both Vietnam and Singapore. She has cooked for and entertained wine makers, chefs and dignitaries throughout the world! Lisa is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the real estate markets in Sonoma County, where she has also lived for 34 years. Lisa through her incredible depth of knowledge of the local restaurant industry and her understanding of the buying and selling process, lease negotiations, commercial kitchen design and restaurant layout, well-established contacts with restaurant suppliers, and purveyors she offers her clients restaurant consulting and design services. She also specializes in the buying, selling and remodeling of residential properties. Her expertise in this area includes knowledge of local neighborhoods, gourmet kitchen design, home staging, and the entire building process and knowledge of historical homes. Lisa can be reached on her cell phone at 707-290-9337 or by email at lisahem@sonic.net. BRE license #01804115.

Ryn Longmaid, Agent

A licensed real estate agent since 2004, Ryn represents both buyers and sellers with the ownership transfer of restaurants, food service businesses, and businesses operating with a sustainable/social mission. Adept in business management, she also consults on all phases of business plan creation as a tool to secure funding and to articulate the vision of the venture. With over 20 years in the food service industry, Ryn was the founding chef/owner of a successful restaurant and has held many jobs in the culinary industry from personal chef to executive chef. After receiving an MBA in Sustainable Business Management, Ryn taught management courses to culinary management students and recently held a faculty post at The Culinary Institute of America-Greystone in Napa County. Passionate about entrepreneurship in the restaurant industry, Ryn is committed to providing authentic & excellent service to clients in the state of California. Feel free to contact her at 707-696-1406 or ryn@longmaid.com. BRE license #01450190.

Mike Nova, Agent

Mike Nova brings over 25 years of restaurant/bar industry experience and 8 years as a Business Broker to Santa Rosa Business & Commercial. He sold his first venture, a catering company in Los Angeles, at age 20 and has continued to work in the challenging food service industry as a manager, corporate trainer, owner and Broker ever since. Mike's experience includes the management of restaurants, bars and clubs in Honolulu, Los Angeles and the Bay Area where he has been involved with every aspect of operations from payroll and staffing to cost analysis, bookkeeping and marketing As the bar manager and corporate trainer for Roy Yamagucchi and Roy's Restaurant's, Mike developed the fine dining bar/cocktail program to be implemented in Roy's new location in San Francisco as well as future locations in a joint venture with Outback Steakhouse.

In 2006 Mike sold the Mexican cafe he owned and operated for five years. Creating his restaurant from the ground up, he not only developed, designed and built his own kitchen and dining room but was also solely responsible for menu development and food costing as well as staffing, interior design, logo development and marketing. Mike brings his extensive and diverse background in the restaurant industry, his personal experience as a restaurant owner and his intimate knowledge of business development and sales to Santa Rosa Business & Commercial. Feel free to contact him on his cell phone 510-708-6682 or mikenovabroker@gmail.com.BRE License # 01789190.